When you sleep in the back you can watch the starsI heard so the surfers (that were supposed to buy this car in droves) could stand up in the back and change their clothes! Who knows.
My kids love it, however.
In the earlier Element brochure, it showed a guy laying down and watching the stars through the rear sunroof.
My kid loves looking out mine too. FYI, this will be my 3rd Texas Summer w/an E. Go get some metallic tint put on the sunroof ASAP. Reflects the heat without darkening the glass so the kiddo's can still see out of it yet the sun never cooks them. Did that on my 06 that had dealer installed regular tint on the side windows & less heat came in from the sunroof than the side windows when parked in full sun. Seriously you could hold your hand up to the glass and tell a HUGE difference between regular & metallic tint. I used huper-optik, but I hear the 3M stuff is pretty good too.Well, I would absolutely LOVE to install a front sunroof and maybe will one day when I have a thousand or so laying around. But until then, my kids love the backseat view with it and I've had it out probably 2 dozen times since purchased in December. But, as the heat builds here in the South, it will probably remain in place most of the next 6 months (Southern Summer) except for an evening or two here and there.
The convenience of power or a crank would be nice but since I'm keeping this box for the long haul, I'll take the compromise of simplicity and durability.
I think honda has it backards. Put the power roof in the back of the E and the cranker in the civics.It has been mentioned before but a power sunroof or crank style would eat up some of the head room in the E.
There have been several members here who have installed various types of sunroofs and they all look great. There are always options.